Metropolis

Metropolis

DVD - 2002 | Japanese
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In the futuristic city of Metropolis, humans and robots who once lived together peacefully are now involved in a bitter revolution.

Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video, [2002]
ISBN: 9780767881807
076788180X
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE METRO
Characteristics: Laser optical
optical
1 videodisc (PG-13)(109 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 videodisc (digital ; 3 in.)
Notes: Widescreen
Based on the comic book by Osamu Tezuka

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ScorchingSun
Mar 18, 2017

Visually captivating anime.
Profound theme of robot vs human values, but not quite a brilliant masterpiece. The focus more on boy-meets-girl and thwarting the villain's dastardly plans.
Lacked strong emotional punch, considering its grand explosive presentation.

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marx_bro
Sep 20, 2015

Great animation - our "AstroBoy" creator has come a long way.
Tensions are high in Metropolis because human workers are being replaced bu robots and revolt is in the air. Corporate kingpin seeks to extend his claws further in the underbelly of city governance and worker's rights rabble rousers.

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Ron@Ottawa
Nov 21, 2014

Once you get used to seeing characters with glassy, big eyes you may begin to enjoy some of the animation. However, as far as storyline goes, it is uneven and often incoherent. I think the film is overrated. A better script writer could have made the film far more engaging. Choice of subtitles or dubbed English dialogue.

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OliviaJ98
May 20, 2013

One of the best anime films of all time! Seriously have to watch this film more than once to get all of the graphic design that is bestowed upon a well told story. Instant classic!

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Cassisa
Nov 27, 2012

One of the great Tezuka classics!

PrinceBishop Feb 29, 2012

Please note that this film is NOT the 1927 German film by Fritz Lang. This is a 2001 Japanese anime based on a manga by Osamu Tezuka. And it is brilliant. The mise en scene is so detailed that one can't take it all in at first viewing. The graphic design is stunning, obviously inspired by Lang's 1927 classic but supercharged by the Japanese flair for animation. The setting, Metropolis, is the world of tomorrow viewed through the eyes of yesterday. And if, like myself, you appreciate traditional jazz, you will love the soundtrack. Very Highly Recommended.

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Red_Bird_90
Jun 02, 2015

Red_Bird_90 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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